St. John’s Northwestern

Military Academy

Post Graduate Program


Advantage Year Athlete

The St. John's Northwestern Post Graduate - Advantage Year Athlete Program is a one-year, post-secondary program tailored to athletes with a desire to play Division I or Division II basketball. Students can expect to receive freshman level accredited college hours in English, mathematics, social studies, sciences and world languages. The program begins in mid-August and ends in May of the following year. It consists of the following four components:

  • Academics
  • Physical Training
  • Military Science
  • Leadership Development

The St. John's Northwestern Post Graduate - Athlete Program is unique in several ways:

  • It is done in partnership with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System via their nearby campus in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and all courses are taught at the college level by professors from the UW System.
  • In addition to a core program of science, mathematics and English, we offer instruction in high-interest languages including Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
  • The student receives his freshman year in a safe, structured environment.
  • It is specifically designed to work on strengths and overcome weaknesses.
  • We also have a partnership with a private aviation training company that provides flight training for those interested in military aviation.
  • UW credits transfer to nearly every other college and university in the country.

Click here for details on the application process, admission requirements and costs.



Krayton Nash joined the Academy as basketball head coach during the 2012-2013 season, and became Post Graduate associate director in May 2013 and Post Graduate Basketball head coach in April 2015. Prior to the Academy, he was assistant coach at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee where he was instrumental in helping the men’s team reach a #6 final ranking with an overall record of 30-6. From 2007 to 2009, he served an assistant coach at Concordia University-Chicago and from 2004 to 2007, he was an assistant coach at Carroll College (now Carroll University). During his tenure there, the team was 54-23 and won the 2006-2007 Midwest Conference Championship, making the school’s first two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and reaching the Sweet 16 tournament in 2006-2007.

He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he was a member of the 1999 NCAA Division III Championship team under Bo Ryan, the current University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s basketball head coach. In August 2012, he received a master’s in education with an emphasis in health education from Carroll University.

Click here to read his full bio on the SJNMA Post Graduate Basketball website.

Associated Links:

University of Wisconsin-Waukesha 
SJNMA Post Graduate Website
SJNMA Post Graduate Facebook
SJNMA Post Graduate Twitter

For more information, contact Enrollment Services.